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What will I learn?

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to evaluate, design, update and implement industrial automation systems to a technical and pre-degree level.

The Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and associated skills to design, install, commission, fault find and maintain industrial control systems, robots and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

This course is delivered in a combination of face-to-face, workshops, tutorials, lectures, and online activities. It is comprised of 28 core units and 13 elective units.

Career opportunities

On successful completion of the course, the student will be expected to have the skills and knowledge to work as a technician, paraprofessional, technical officer, or manager in the areas of industrial automation, process control industries, automated manufacturing, mechatronics and general electrical systems.

Successful students may find employment in manufacturing, process industry, material handling, airports, and power generation.

Aims and objectives

To provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to evaluate, design, update and implement industrial automation systems to a technical and pre-degree level.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$19,760.00 (10,86,909) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2023


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. A Levels incorporating Cambridge by min 3 subjects: 8. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 50 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing)

  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience